Joe Singh quits GGMC after miners’ objections
Retired Major General Joseph Singh yesterday resigned as Chairman of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Board, following strong agitation from the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners’ Association (GGDMA), which expressed no confidence in him and pulled its participation from Mining Week activities as a result.
In a letter to Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud, dated August 18, 2012 and seen by this newspaper, Singh said that he had not been informed that there was the vote of no-confidence against him. “I would not wish to be the excuse for the Association’s non-participation in the Mining Week 2012 activities and also an inhibiting factor in the much needed collaboration between the Association and the Commission and with your Ministry,” he wrote.
“As a professional who has strived to serve the interests of Guyana and all of its citizens to my utmost ability over the past 48 years of my working life, it is not difficult for me to make this decision to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.